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Unformatted text preview: 381 – burn down synagogue, emperor tamed by the bishop 391 – no sacrificing in temples, divine law, Alexandria violence erupts – bishop confiscates pagan property, pagan temples destroyed Traditores – handed over the scriptures Martyrs of Abitina – refused to submit to the persecutions, thrown in jail, no sympathy from the local clergy Dichotomous vision – look the other side as the false church, doesn’t like diversity, instruments of the devil Two churches – Donati and Caeciliani (favored by the emperor) The donatist circucellions – “soldiers of God” – beat false Christians Augustine of Hippo Pessimistic vision of the human being Original sin has blinded human reason Force Donatists into the catholic church Violence for the good of the church ( bring the heretics back to truth)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2009 for the course IHUM 25A taught by Professor Ross during the Winter '08 term at Stanford.
- Winter '08